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Kae / Dec 05, 2016
The 4th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference http://conference.opensimulator.org/2016/ is being held this week on December 10 -11, 2016

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.
Registration Hashtag #OSCC16 and Hypergrid Address : http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

One of the organizers is our own Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo).
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a professor, author and researcher slideshare.net/lyrlobo/presentations with 20 years of experience in developing virtual environments and teaching.

For 13 years, she worked as a software engineer and a systems programmer for Air Force Space Command and on Capitol Hill. In 2010, Andy Stricker, Mike McCrocklin, and Cynthia Calongne won the first $25,000 Grand Prize in the Federal Virtual World Challenge for the Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge.

Lyr Lobo by New Media Consortium, on Flickr
Kae / Nov 21, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving Week!


In celebration of the holiday, here's the first Tech to Be Thankful for Poll!

The questions are open ended. We’re asking what tech helps you collaborate, innovate, network and problem solve! The technology does not have to be specifically for education. It can be social media, project management and productivity tool, game, mobile app or website.

We will have the survey open until December 1st. It will be the basis of the best tech of 2016 that we will be compiling in December before we all leave for winter break.

Please share with your colleagues, instructors, faculty and students. It is an informal poll just for us to have fun before the holidays. Here's the quick bitly for the poll http://bit.ly/elccthankful

What Tech Are You Thankful For? by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Oct 19, 2016
NEXT WEEK!

Tuesday October 25 at 8 pm ET/ 5 SLT

Tanya Martin, (screen name Grid) Games & Sims Officer

Machinima Part 2 by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Machinima Night on AvaCon Grid (OpenSim)
October’s Machinima Meeting will focus on Halloween Machinima - come share your favorite and watch everyone else’s favorite scary machinima. We’ll meet on the ISTE Virtual Environments Network’s parcel on AvaCon Grid.

If you already have an OpenSimulator account that is Hypergrid enabled, you can Hypergrid jump to http://grid.avacon.org:8002. When you arrive for the first time, we will help you get you to our location. Once you have set a bookmark, you’ll be able to get there next time. A free AvaCon account can be set up HERE: https://www.avacon.org/blog/avacon-grid/

Kae / Oct 14, 2016
Trish Cloud rocked North America on Wednesday night with Kids & Coding.
Link to recording http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p1vfeatomcy/

ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Coding Clubs for Elementary Students
Thinking about starting a coding club at your elementary school? Join us as we talk about grade appropriate programs your students can get started on and how you can up the ante for the 4th and 5th graders to challenge and engage them.





Coding Clubs for Elementary Students by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Oct 11, 2016
Yes - its' that time of year!!!!! It's the Running of the Gnomes.

Running of the Gnomes – Open to Anyone

Just make a pink-haired gnome on the US server Scarlett Crusades.

It will officially start at 4 pm but it’s better to get there 30 – 60 minutes ahead of time. Here's more info and a little background
http://www.gaiscioch.com/tavern/wow_discussion/post_223554.html
Email gamesmooc@gmail if you would like to hangout on Inevitable Betrayal Mumble.

Running of the Gnomes 14 by kaezenovka, on Flickr
Kae / Oct 10, 2016
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 from 7 – 730 pm ET
ISTE Games & Sims Network
Fall 2016 ISTE Professional Learning Series
Coding Clubs for Elementary Students with Trish Cloud

@trishcloud twitter by kaezenovka, on Flickr

Thinking about starting a coding club at your elementary school? Join us as we talk about grade appropriate programs your students can get started on and how you can up the ante for the 4th and 5th graders to challenge and engage them.